10-week Writing & Performance Workshop in Edmonton, AB
Workshop with Workshop West Playwrights' Theatre Edmonton
December 1, 2020
Workshop West Playwrights' Theatre
11515 103 Street
The Shoe Project is a national initiative that amplifies the voices of Canadian immigrant and refugee women through storytelling. In November, a group of 12 immigrant and refugee women will begin working with veteran Canadian playwright Conni Massing to write stories of their arrival and adaptation to Canada centred around a pair of shoes they have worn. When their stories are completed, each woman will be coached by local theatre professionals and then tell their story for audiences in a revelatory public performance.
The Shoe Project is looking for women who:
-From 18 – 75 years of age
-Want to tell their story in written English
-Spoken English at an intermediate or high-intermediate level
-Eager to improve their writing skills by attending a workshop series of ten weeks run by a well-known Canadian writer
-Able to commit to attending the entire 10-week session and write a 600-word story with the guidance of a leader
-Willing to edit and re-edit a story to professional standards
-Willing to give and receive constructive feedback
-Willing to participate in voice and performance coaching and appear in a live performance of stories from the workshop
-Excited to be in a group with women from different backgrounds who support and empower each other
The group meets Tuesdays beginning December 1, 2020 at 7 p.m.
Public readings of the work on March 13th and 14th at the Westbury Theatre
We are planning this to be an in-person program with social distancing and COVID-19 safety protocols in place.
Email Ngozi Onyinye at firstname.lastname@example.org